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Rare Planet Show May 24 through May 30

In the next week, a rare occurrence will happen in the night sky.  The planets of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury will be low in the sky and tightly grouped, meaning you'll be able to see all of them with the naked-eye. This won't happen again for at least another 12 years.

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Is It Time To Bring Back The West Michigan Grand Prix To Downtown Grand Rapids? [Poll]

Memorial Day weekend means the Indianapolis 500! This weekend will be the 97th running of the race.

But it's been 14 years since race cars took to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids for the West Michigan Grand Prix.

Is it time to bring back the West Michigan Grand Prix?

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Slip! Slop! Slap! and, Wrap! May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  And, Melanoma cases are growing at an alarming rate.  We all should be aware of the dangers of too much sun without protection.

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Grand Rapids Festival Of The Arts 2013 Performance Schedule

Festival of the Arts is June 7 - 9 in Grand Rapids.

Festival is a can't-miss weekend and a sign of summer in Grand Rapids.  Now, we can finalize our plans to attend and have fun.

The Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts 2013 performance schedule has been released!

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How To Talk To Children About The Oklahoma Tornado Disaster

The world was shocked by Monday's tornado disaster in Oklahoma.  It's hard for adults to understand the magnitude of the destruction caused by the tornado.

It's ever harder for kids to grasp what has happened.

Learn how the experts suggest to talk with children following the Oklahoma tornado disaster. 

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Tornado Victim Finds Her Missing Dog During TV Interview

I'm an animal lover. And I can't imagine the shock people in Oklahoma are feeling. That's especially so for people whose dogs are one of the only things they have in their life.

So when I saw this video, I just had to share it with you

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Category: Grand Rapids News, NL
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What Little Trick Could Help You Get a Lost Wallet Returned?

It costs a lot of money to raise kids, but who knew having them might actually help keep money in your wallet?

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Don’t Miss Encore Performances Of The 2013 Tulip Time Parades On TV

Tulip Time has come and gone, but the memories will last.

Revisit some of the top moments of Tulip Time 2013 by watching all three Tulip Time parades!

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2013 Ford Escape SUV. (Courtesy Alan Sears, Cars.com/USA TODAY)
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Watch Out Because Some Small SUV’s Flunk Safety Test

I drive an SUV.  I love the space, room to haul things and yet be comfortable at the same time.  Mine is a bit larger than the smaller models, the "crossovers" as they're called, and I think I'm glad, because five small crossovers flunked the new small overlap crash test.

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Coming To ArtPrize 2013: Loch Ness Monster, Living Statue, Burlesque, And More

There will be hundreds of entries at ArtPrize 2013.  At the time of this post, 186 entries are confirmed for this year's competition.

We've highlighted a few of this year's notable entries.

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How You Can Help Victims of the Tornado in Oklahoma

A huge tornado touched down just outside of Oklahoma City earlier today, causing widespread destruction and leaving behind a yet-untold number of casualties.

To see how you can help those affected, see the list below

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Massive Tornado Destroys Area Near Oklahoma City; At Least 51 Killed [UPDATED]

An enormous tornado with a debris cloud two miles wide tore through the metropolitan area just south of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m. EST: At least 51 people were killed in the storm, including seven children from Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, according to KFOR in Oklahoma City. The news station reported that 75 student and staff were inside the school when the storm struck. Officials said Monday night that the search of the rubble remaining of the school had turned to a recovery mission.

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